The first edition of the compact New Zealand Herald next Monday will feature two new magazines.

A special commemorative glossy publication, The Magazine, celebrates the launch of the new Herald, while Bite is a new weekly food and wellness magazine.

Olympic medal-winners Lisa Carrington and Sarah Walker star in a special photo shoot for the cover of The Magazine and capture the essence of that publication.

The Magazine is a celebration of our country, our people, our achievements, talents and lifestyle.


"The Magazine is a snapshot of life in our country, its pages full of reminders of why we are all lucky to live here," said The Magazine editor Jane Phare.

"Just look at the determination on the faces of the kids we've photographed tearing around sports fields and courts, and there'll no doubt be a new Lisa Carrington or Sarah Walker somewhere in the mix."

The Magazine also features some of the country's best journalists and writers. "The essays alone, such as James McOnie's funny take on Godzone, Peter Calder's words on New Zealand's coming of age, and Gilbert Wong's take on four weddings and a funeral are a delight to read," says Phare.

Bite will be published with the Herald each Monday.

Targeted at busy people who like to cook, Bite is full of fresh, simple meal solutions to help put good food on the table. The magazine also looks at new ways to improve health and wellbeing.

"Bite will be a bright little button at the start of the week, providing readers with a useful and accessible guide to creating balanced lifestyles," says Bite editor Jo Elwin, an experienced food publisher.

Regular contributors include chefs Al Brown, Geoff Scott and Bevan Smith, Celia Hay from the NZ School of Food and Wine and MasterChef winner Nadia Lim.

Readers can keep up to date with the evolution of the new weekday Herald by visiting